Castle Sypesteyn Garden and Park
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Castle Sypesteyn Garden and Park

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The garden and parc around castle Sypesteyn are always a pleasure for the eye and on hot summerdays a nice cool place in the shadow of old trees.

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A: Castle Sypesteyn Garden

by Dick Schippers, 20 meters away

This garden has funny hollow hedges. Was it a playground for love affairs??

Castle Sypesteyn Garden

B: Castle Sypesteyn Orchard

by Dick Schippers, 30 meters away

Ripening apples hang from a tree at the orchard of castle Sypestyn

Castle Sypesteyn Orchard

C: Castle Museum Sypesteyn

by Dick Schippers, 70 meters away

Compiled by C.H.C.A. van Sypesteyn (1857 - 1937), a valuable art collection forms the foundation of t...

Castle Museum Sypesteyn

D: Castle Sypesteyn

by Dick Schippers, 100 meters away

Compiled by C.H.C.A. van Sypesteyn (1857 - 1937), a valuable art collection forms the foundation of t...

Castle Sypesteyn

E: Castle Sypesteyn Parc

by Dick Schippers, 120 meters away

In the area around castle Sypesteyn you can walk in the beautiful gardens, orchard and parc

Castle Sypesteyn Parc

F: Zonnestraal by J. Duiker

by Dick Schippers, 2.2 km away

Former sanatorium "Zonnestraal" by architect Jan Duiker (1928) is an example of "Nieuwe Bouwen" style...

Zonnestraal by J. Duiker

G: Self-Service Lock Raaisluis

by Dick Schippers, 2.7 km away

Example of a small self-service lock at Kortenhoef called the "Raaisluis" 

Self-Service Lock Raaisluis

H: South lock Graveland (Zuidersluis)

by Dick Schippers, 3.0 km away

Lock in the 's-Gravelandsevaart, between 's-Gravelandsevaart and the Hilversum Canal.

South lock Graveland (Zuidersluis)

I: CEMETERY DE ZUIDERHOF by W.M. Dudok

by Dick Schippers, 3.1 km away

One of the latest designs of Dudok in Hilversum, the very spacious cemetery 'Zuiderhof. A wide avenue...

CEMETERY DE ZUIDERHOF by W.M. Dudok

J: Mill Trouwe Wachter

by Dick Schippers, 3.2 km away

Build as dewatering mill in 1832 for the new polder Tienhoven.

Mill Trouwe Wachter

This panorama was taken in GooiVechtstreek

This is an overview of GooiVechtstreek

Het Gooi is the area around Hilversum in the centre of the Netherlands. It is a slightly hilly area characterised by its green landscape, its historical charm, the wealth of its inhabitants, and its villas. Het Gooi is known in the Netherlands as the home of the rich and famous.starting around 1500, and reaching a peak in the 17th century, sand was quarried in the area for the expansion of Amsterdam. As a result a number of waterways were dug in 's-Graveland, Naarden and Bussum. The canal system and the arrival of a canal boat system connecting the area to Amsterdam helped the area to grow further economically. Hilversum developed into a centre for the production of wool and textiles.With the laying of canals, and later the railways, wealthy people from Amsterdam and Utrecht began to build grand country homes in the area. Affluent neighbourhoods (e.g. the Bussum neighbourhood of 't Spiegel) developed. As a result of the railway between Amsterdam and Amersfoort in 1874, Hilversum and Bussum were the first to grow. In 1892, after the tram line connecting Laren, Blaricum and Huizen was laid, these towns also developed. In the 1950s the construction of motorways (the A1 and the A27) continued this process.The broadcast industry in Het Gooi developed after the NSF factory (Nederlandse Seintoestellen Fabriek, Dutch Broadcasting-equipment Factory) was built in Hilversum in 1918. It expanded from Hilversum to the other towns nearby. The first television broadcast in the Netherlands was from Bussum. Today the Netherlands Public Broadcasting has offices and studios all over the area.Het Gooi has become heavily populated. Because of the nature in the area and its historic charm, the villages have become attractive to the affluent, including retirees. The population is relatively older and there are many old-age homes. The original inhabitants of the area have been submerged by the flood of newcomers. The local dialect that used to be spoken here has virtually disappeared.

Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooi

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